For the Love of YA

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Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Introduction My mission as an educator is to share my love for reading--classic and contemporary, adult and YA, fiction and non--with teenagers. My primary mission with this blog is to offer the book-wise opinion of a highly-skilled professional (with a Master's degree in Reading, K-12) so that stake-holders may acquire good reads for teens (categorized by ALA as 12-18 years of age. My secondary mission is to prompt discussion of education-related topics.
Interests Reading, writing, playing piano, singing, golfing, issues of social justice, Holocaust topics, talking my husband into having more kids.
Favorite Movies Gone With the Wind, Titanic, The Green Mile, The Blind Side, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars trilogy (old ones), The Pianist
Favorite Music Beethoven, Black-Eyed Peas, Chopin, Kris Kristoferson, Counting Crows, Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Mozart, Patsy Cline, William Fitzsimmons
Favorite Books Bondi's Brother by Irving Roth, Deadline by Chris Crutcher, Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel, Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas, Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles, Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, North and South trilogy by John Jakes, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (entire series), Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, Soul Enchilada by David Gill, The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (and everything else she has written), Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, Unwind by Neal Schusterman